|2005, the tree wants to grow big . . .|
|2007, the year we got six apricots|
Why do we want to kill such an apparently strong tree?
|2012, what the tree looked like year after year, with no fruit|
In twelve years this apricot tree has produced exactly six apricots!
|2014, pruning in progress|
|2014, see the bee!|
|2014, alas, no fruit yet again|
This tree, I swear, has been determined to become a shade tree all its life. Either that or it wants to be an aspen tree—it grows suckers up from its roots all around the ground where we know its roots spread. It is the strangest thing I have ever seen in a supposed fruit tree.
Well I won’t have it. It stands too close to my garden to become a shade tree. If it had buckled down to becoming a fruit-producing dwarf apricot, it could have still been growing this year. Instead, one way or another this year it is coming out and those roots are going to stop trying to produce new trees everywhere.
No more apricot tree that won’t behave.
“I will not die. You can’t make me!”